Sunday, November 01, 2009

Show Off Your Work Online - But Keep Control

At the Publisher's Conference in Singapore last week (which was terrific!) several people wanted to know how to offer part of their work online as a teaser, without losing total control of text.

In the past the solution was to put up PDF files. However, search engines now index these and offer text "translations". This means putting up a PDF file today is exactly the same as putting up plain text or a text document.

The simple answer is to scan in book pages and save them as image files. GIF works as does JPG.

To see how you can offer a bit of your work, and be reasonably sure it won't be hijacked, take a look at my two new web pages advertising my two news books: Katz Tales: Living Under The Velvet Paw and Logomania: Where Common Phrases Come From And How To Use Them.

Note that I have not superimposed my name and the book name on the images. I had no time! But by the end of this week, I'll tidy it all up. And I'll post on this subject again next Monday. If you have questions, please put them in the comment box and I will reply next week Monday on this blog.

Also, to make sure your stuff is listed by search services, read my articles Understanding Search Engines, Directories, Meta Search Engines and Portals and Basic Guide To Internet Research.

Again, if you have questions about searching, please put them in the comment box and I will reply next week Monday on this blog.

3 comments:

Anya said...

Een ONGELUK Ellen je laat me schrikken :(
Ik wacht wel om te horen wat er gebeurd is !!!!!

mizzyN said...

book cover!

We love Luna said...

ConCATulations! it's fabulous!
WEll done!
purrs
Luna and mommy Léia